Thursday, October 18, 2007

Gillespie, Kidd & Coia: architecture 1956-1987

Here at Glasgow School of Art we're getting excited about a forthcoming book and exhibition at Glasgow's Lighthouse. 'Gillespie, Kidd & Coia: architecture 1956-1987', which opens on 3 November, is the first major retrospective of the work of one of the UK's most distinguished architecture practices. Based in Glasgow, the firm's imaginative approach to architecture resulted in a wide range of exceptional buildings throughout Scotland and England. The exhibition is part of a wider HLF-funded project, details of which will be made available on a dedicated website (see link below). To whet your appetite, here are some images taken on a recent visit to some Gillespie, Kidd and Coia ('GKC') churches in the west of Scotland. Top two photos show St Mary of the Angels, Camelon, Falkirk, built 1958-1961; bottom two show St Patrick's, Kilsyth, built 1964: